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Venezuela and Bolivia Condemn “Coup” at OAS

Honduran OAS ambassador Leonidas Rosa Bautista (right) acted as "interim president" in what was widely denounced as an

Caracas and La Paz condemned a "coup" in the OAS after 15 member-states approved a resolution on Venezuela in violation of internal norms. 

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MERCOSUR Moves to Slap Venezuela with Democratic Clause

Argentines protest emergency MERCOSUR meeting outside Venezuelan embassy in Buenos Aires. Banner reads, “No to the coup Venezu

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro blasted the trade bloc’s silence regarding the killing of a protester in Paraguay and 90 percent disapproval of Brazilian “coup government”.

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Maduro Congratulates Lenin Moreno on “Heroic Victory” in Ecuadorian Elections

Ecuadorian President-elect Lenin Moreno with his running mate, sitting Vice-President Jorge Glas, right. (Jose Jacome/EPA)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro congratulated Alianza Pais presidential candidate Lenin Moreno on his win in Ecuadorian elections this past Sunday.

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Venezuelan Parliament Seeks to Remove Supreme Court Judges

Opposition supporters holding a Venezuelan flag protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government duri
The symbolic move will likely further inflame tensions in a country mired in a political impasse.
 
 

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Russia Comes Out in Support of Venezuelan Sovereignty, Backs Dialogue

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova. (RT)

Russia’s Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday urging “external forces” to “refrain from making statements that could add fuel to the fire of infighting in Venezuela”.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court Annuls Controversial Decisions on Legislature

The urgent meeting of the National Security Council was called Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. (MINCI)

The country’s top court took the measure following an urgent meeting of the National Security Council, convened this past Friday night by President Nicolas Maduro. 

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Venezuela’s Maduro Calls National Security Council Meeting amid Supreme Court Controversy

The Maduro administration is facing mounting controversy over the Supreme Court's decision to assume legislative power. (Pr

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced Friday plans to immediately convoke the National Security Council, amid growing controversy over a Supreme Court verdict earlier this week.

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Venezuela’s Attorney General Accuses Supreme Court of Violating the Constitution

Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz says the Supreme Court violated the constitution by assuming the powers of the Nat

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has violated the country’s constitution, Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz warned Friday.

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court to Temporarily Assume Role of National Assembly

Venezuela’s Supreme Court has ruled that it will temporarily assume the legislature’s constitutional responsibilities. (VTV)

The country’s Supreme Court announced that it would temporarily assume the functions of the legislative branch until the body ceases to be “in contempt of court”.

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PDVSA Boss Arrested for Sabotaging National Oil Supply

Long queues outside of gas stations last week. (Panorama Venezuela)
Senior management figure Marco Malavé (47) was charged with causing “irregularities” in the country’s domestic fuel market following widespread gas shortages last week. 

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OAS Fails to Reach Consensus on Venezuela Suspension in Latest Extraordinary Session

OAS extraordinary session concludes without a formal vote regarding Venezuela’s suspension. (AP/El Heraldo)

OAS chief Luis Almagro's attempt to suspend Venezuela from the regional body ended in stalemate Tuesday as member-states failed to reach a decision on the matter. 

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Marco Rubio Threatens El Salvador, Haiti, and DR to Vote for Venezuela OAS Suspension

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) threatened Haiti, El Salvador, and Dominican Republic with cuts in US aid if they failed to support

The far-right Florida Republican threatened to cut off US aid to the three countries if they failed to vote in favor of suspending Venezuela under the OAS Democratic Charter.

 

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Venezuela Defends Sovereignty Against Possible OAS Suspension

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Delcy Rodríguez speaks out against Luis Almagro’s call for an extraordinary session ag

Venezuela protested this Tuesday's OAS extraordinary session set to debate the South American nation's expulsion from the body. 

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Maduro Unveils Economic Reforms, Signs 48 Deals with Private Firms to Boost Production

Maduro presents economic announcements at the Venezuela Powerhouse 2017 Exposition in Caracas. (Prensa Presidential)

Among the measures is a revamped currency exchange mechanism as well as new executive orders to expand agriculture and mining.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Appeals to UN over Medicine Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked the UN for help to resolve the country's difficulties in the health sector. (

The Venezuelan president announced Friday that he had requested assistance from the United Nations to help the country respond to critical issues in its health sector. 

 

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